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Nurse Practitioners of New York (NPNY) was founded in 2000 by a group of Nurse Practitioners and advocates for accessible, affordable and quality health care.


Support the contributions of Nurse Practitioners and promote our importance to the delivery of quality health care
Empower Nurse Practitioners via continuing education and professional networking
Advocate for Universal Health Care for all
Lobby for policies and legislation that ensure quality health care on the local, state and federal level


Get FREE CE credits at our monthly meetings — 2 CEs per month; earn up to 24 CEs per year!
Network with colleagues at our monthly programs and through social media
Access to additional clinical and professional perks via social media
Work with colleagues on a committee for professional growth and participate in building the organization
Find a mentor- for NP students and experienced professional in search of support
Gain experience lobbying for state and local legislation with the support of experienced colleagues
Free subscription to “The Advocate,” the NPNY Newsletter
*NPNY uses LinkedIn, a professional networking website, for important updates, program/event announcements, to share electronic copies of CE program handouts, job postings, and other information available exclusively to NPNY members


The California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants has been administering the California Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam since 1990. CCBMA is an approved certification agency recognized by the Medical Board of California.

Mission Statement

To encourage career advancement of California Medical Assistants by administering certification that assesses professional knowledge and promotes public safety by providing quality care as a member of the healthcare team.

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The New York Black Nurses Association is a professional organization of African American nurses in the New York City area. New York Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NYBNA) was founded in 1971 by the following visionary nurses: Dr. Allisan Bennett, Charles Hargett, Phyllis Jenkins, Beverly James, Sylvia Jones, Dr. Janice Ruffin and Andre Vialet in response to the growing concern for the health status of the African American. These men and women of vision realized that black nurses had the responsibility of attempting to change the status of health and health care within the Black communities of NYC. When the National Black Nurses Association was later founded, NYBNA became one of its first chapters. The New York Black Nurses Association extends membership to all nurses both RN and LPN and also to nursing students.

Following the leadership of its first president, Charles Hargett, NYBNA continues to offer educational programs at its regular meetings and at special forums. Presenters have included noted practitioners from the field of education, nursing medicine, social services, mental health, politics, finance and administration. NYBNA has collaborations with Helene Fuld College of Nursing, NYU division of Nursing, Lehman college Department of Nursing, Hillcrest and Jane Addams Vocational High School Health Careers Program, as well as NYC Board of Education and Continuing Education Programs. Scholarships are awarded to nursing students through the Vivian Leslie Memorial Scholarship Fund. Vivian Leslie was the fourth president of the NYBNA. A bi-annual Leadership in Practice award is made to a practicing nurse in memory of Maggie Jacobs. Maggie Jacobs, who was a member of NYBNA amongst many other organizations, was also an advocate and educator. With her persistence and hard work, she targeted issues surrounding nursing as well as health care in the community and even globally. Maggie Jacobs’s commitment to nursing was commemorated by the New York State Nurses Association with their highest accolade “Honorary Recognition- for distinguished service to the nursing profession”

NYBNA participates in campaigns for social justice and healthcare issues. Extensive community outreach, health/safety teachings, illness screening and referrals have been made in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association; American Cancer Association; American Red Cross Disaster Health; Mental Health Association of New York City; Link to Life Bone Marrow Registry; John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Anhauser-Busch Community Health Mobile; Bronx Community Board #3; Greater Harlem Nursing; Caribbean American Nurses Association; Queens County Black Nurses Association; Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Kappa Eta/Theta Chi Chapters; NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; St. Matthews Roman Catholic Church; Springfield Garden United Methodist Church; Christian Parish of Spiritual Renewal; United Federation of Teachers, African American Health Committee; Injury Prevention Program at Lincoln Medical Health Center; African American Parade Committee, Hispanic Federation, NYC Parks Department, District 37, Quality Work Life.


NYDAA is the professional organization in New York State, Representing ALL dental assistants.



The purpose of the New York State Society of Medical Assistants is to enable medical assisting professionals to enhance and demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professionalism required by employers and patients; protect medical assistants’ right to practice; and promote effective, efficient healthcare delivery through optimal use of multi-skilled Certified Medical Assistants (CMAs).


– To stimulate a feeling of fellowship and cooperation among its component chapters.
– To seek to continually improve the knowledge and skills of medical assistants for the benefit of patients and professional colleagues.

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The National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology is the independent board founded by the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL). It was formed in 1955 as an independent certification organization dedicated to improving the quality of dental laboratory technology through voluntary testing and certification of dental laboratories and technicians.

Today the NBC has over 6,500 active Certified Dental Technicians (CDT), 200 active Certified Dental Laboratories (CDL), and 350 Recognized Graduates (RG).


The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. was established in 1980 to develop an accreditation program to standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care in ambulatory surgery facilities while assuring the public of high standards for patient care and safety in an accredited facility.

Today more than 2000 ambulatory surgery facilities are accredited by AAAASF, the largest not-for-profit accrediting organization in the United States. Many more facilities are in process for accreditation. These numbers have increased dramatically over the last two years. Surgeons, legislators, state and national health agencies and patients acknowledge that AAAASF stands alone as the program setting the “Gold Standard” for quality patient care.

The vast majority of ambulatory surgery facilities are still unaccredited, operating independent of any peer review and inspection process. A growing number of states and specialty societies, however, are recognizing the need for mandatory accreditation. AAAASF has been and continues to be in the forefront of these legislative efforts.

n 1996, California became the first state to mandate accreditation for all outpatient facilities that administer sedation or general anesthesia. AAAASF was instrumental in the development of the California legislation (AB 595) as well as subsequent laws and regulations in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and many other states. AAAASF accreditation has been approved by some State Departments of Health in lieu of State Licensure.

Many private insurance carriers recognize accreditation by AAAASF for reimbursement of covered procedures. For those insurance carriers that require Medicare certification, AAAASF has a separate program to evaluate and approve facilities for certification by Medicare, using the same peer inspection process that is used for regular accreditation.


Welcome to the website of the Westchester County Medical Society (WCMS), of New York, the leading advocate for all Westchester physicians and the patients they serve.

Since 1797, the WCMS has dedicated itself to “improvements in the healing arts as well as the general good of mankind.” Specifically, the Society is committed to:

– The advancement of medical science in Westchester County.
– The improvement of the quality of medical service among the practitioners and hospitals of the County.
– The protection and improvement of the public health.
– The establishment and enforcement of the highest standards of medical competency and character among the physicians of the County.
– The proper and ethical education of the public in matters of medicine and public health.
– The promotion and protection of the rightful and desirable interests of the medical profession, individually and collectively, in Westchester County in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.


The NPA was established in 1980 as a non-profit organization under the name The Nurse Practitioner Association, Inc. Since 1980, The NPA has grown financially, programmatically and increased the visibility and credibility of nurse practitioners within the healthcare community, at both the national and state levels of government, and with consumers throughout New York.

Our mission is to promote high standards of healthcare delivery through the empowerment of nurse practitioners and the profession throughout New York State.

Our vision is New Yorkers deserve access to nurse practitioners who are free to practice without unnecessary barriers. Nurse practitioners are committed to providing quality care as integral members of a collegial healthcare community.

The NPA values are: commitment to excellence and serving the public good; respect for the worth and dignity of individuals; organizational and professional accountability; respect for pluralism and diversity of opinion and contribution; mutually beneficial outcomes for members and for society; flexibility in adapting and adjusting to change; and, encouragement of growth, continuous learning and discovery.

The New York State Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Inc. (d/b/a) The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State (The NPA) is a New York not for profit corporation. The NPA has received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. Under the Internal Revenue Code, The NPA may endorse political candidates and advocate for positions on public policy issues that affect the nurse practitioner profession in New York. The NPA advises its members that 25% of their individual membership dues are spent on lobbying expenses and that this amount is not tax deductible as a business expense on the member’s individual or business tax return.


The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is a voluntary national membership association of professional nurses who are committed to the excellence of emergency care. ENA serves its members by achieving the following aims:

– To be the definitive authority on emergency nursing.
– To define the standards of excellence for emergency nursing.
– To promote the specialty of emergency nursing.
– To promote quality emergency care through continuing education activities.
– To be the resource for emergency nursing practice, professionalism, education, research, and consultation.
– To identify and address emergency care issues.
– To work collaboratively with other health-related organizations toward the improvement of emergency care.
– To affirm the ENA Code of Ethics.


**Who We Are**

The New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA) is a tax-exempt not-for-profit, voluntary professional association uniting 3 of every 4 doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM’s) in New York State. NYSPMA is the largest statewide component of the American Podiatric Medical Association ( and its affiliated national network of certifying boards and professional colleges. Established in 1895, we were the first organization of its kind in America.

We’re a non-profit organization representing 1,200 doctors of podiatric medicine in the Empire State. We are also the largest statewide component of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

NYSPMA members adhere to a code of strict ethical standards and participate in numerous programs to benefit patients, the podiatric profession and the general public. When you select a podiatrist who is a member of the NYSPMA, you can be sure you’ve chosen one of the profession’s premier practitioners. Your feet will be in the best of hands.



The New York State Veterinary Medical Society is poised to lead the veterinarians of New York State in education, advancement and protection of animal well being, public health and the practice of veterinary medicine.

For nearly 125 years, the NYSVMS has been the resource for New York State’s veterinarians.


The Veterinary Medical Association of New York City (VMA of NYC), Inc., was founded in 1894, and is one of the oldest local veterinary societies in the United States. It was established “to improve and advance the education of veterinarians and the science of veterinary medicine; to foster and maintain high standards of integrity, honor, courtesy, and ethics within the profession; to foster protection of the public health; and enlighten and inform the public in regard to veterinary medicine, science, knowledge and avoidance of cruelty to animals, wherein it affects the public good and welfare.”

Member veterinarians of the VMA of NYC are general practitioners and specialists. They work in large and small private practices, large specialty and referral centers, New York City Government, humane societies, New York City zoos and animal shelters.

The VMA of NYC meets every month of the year except July and August. The Executive Board meets in the afternoon, followed by a general membership meeting in the evening. At these meetings, issues affecting New York City veterinarians and animal welfare are discussed in detail. The general membership meeting in the evening is followed by a scientific lecture providing the New York City veterinary community with information about the latest developments in veterinary medicine. The VMA of NYC also publishes a quarterly newsletter for its members, The New York City Veterinarian.

In 1938, the VMA of NYC affiliated with the New York State Veterinary Medical Society (NYSVMS), which is made up of twelve regional veterinary associations throughout New York State and represents more than 3,500 veterinarians registered to practice in New York State.

The NYSVMS was founded in 1890 and its leaders were the pioneers of modern veterinary medicine. They were instrumental in introducing a practice act for veterinary medicine into law in 1895 when veterinarians joined physicians as one of the first licensed professions in New York State.

The NYSVMS promotes the practice of veterinary medicine, animal well-being, and public health, and offers a broad scope of programs and services to keep veterinarians and the public informed about issues, laws and regulations affecting veterinary practice.

As a result of the excellence of its educational programs, publications and legislative efforts, the NYSVMS has become a recognized and influential voice for veterinarians on the national level, and before the New York State Legislature and regulatory agencies.


The mission of the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association shall be to advance, encourage and improve the profession of athletic training (AT) by developing the common interests of its membership for the purpose of enhancing the quality of health care for the physically active in New York State.

NYSATA wants to become your go-to resource for sport-related health and safety information, planning, and assistance! Please visit our Public Resources pages for more information about Athletic Training (AT) and Concussion Management. A substantial list of additional Links and Handouts on sport-related injuries/illnesses, health and safety recommendations, and NYSATA’s professional affiliations are also provided for your information and convenience. For the latest on how NYSATA and ATs are making an impact, check out our ‘Press Releases’ and ‘ATs in the News’.

Other areas of information provided for your convenience include: AT Education and Credentialing/ Certifications , Governmental Affairs , Committee Contacts , NYS Regional Representatives , Membership , and Public outreach in NYS. See how a certified athletic trainer (AT) can be of service to you or your children – as ‘Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer’ and ‘Not All Athletes Wear Jerseys’!


The mission of the New York State Ophthalmological Society is to associate and affiliate into one organization all reputable Doctors of Medicine and Osteopathy licensed to practice in the State of New York and engaged in the practice of Ophthalmology to:

– Promote the preservation of vision and the prevention of blindness by educating the public concerning the eye, its dysfunction and diseases;
– Promote the effective utilization of the scientific knowledge and medical capabilities of ophthalmology together with those of other related branches of medicine for the benefit of the public;
– Make studies, reports and recommendations on any matter in question involving the socioeconomic interest of ophthalmologists and to present such studies, reports and recommendations together with resolutions and opinions of its members to any person, body or agency, governmental or private, whose action or decisions may affect the interests of physicians or the practice of ophthalmology;
– Collaborate with medical specialty associations and organizations in addressing issues and concerns that affect the overall practice of medicine and ophthalmology;
– Disseminate information concerning the practice of ophthalmology and to inform and educate practitioners of general medicine, other medical specialties, residents, interns and medical students as to the unique scientific and medical capabilities of ophthalmology; and
– Initiate, coordinate and promote meetings of educational and academic interest to ophthalmologists, their staffs, and the general public.

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